Delegates speak out in defence of rivers – Three Gorges Probe

Three Gorges Probe has compiled and translated news relating to China’s rivers from the recent NPC/CPPCC meetings:

Cai Qihua, director of the Changjiang (Yangtze) Water Resources Commission and a delegate to the National People’s Congress, has called on the government to pay more attention to the safety of areas below the Three Gorges dam, and to invest more money in related research. . Ms. Cai told the recent NPC meeting that the Three Gorges project has played an important role in providing electricity and controlling floods in the downstream region.

“But I’d like to talk about the silt in the Three Gorges reservoir,” Ms. Cai said. [Full text]

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